Free Movie at Palisades Library

You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie Superman, starring Christopher Reeve.
King's Speech

Classic Movie

You are cordially invited to a free showing of the movie The King's Speech, starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter.
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Adaptive Film: 'True Grit'

Come to the Center for Accessibility Lab for an adaptive film!  We'll be showing True Grit (2010, rated PG-13). The film will be shown with both audio description and closed captioning. If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Accessibility at 202-727-2142 or 202-559-5368 for Video Phone.
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Summer Reading Block Party

We’ve come to the end of our summer reading program, so let’s party! A block party, that is. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2-5 p.m., for fun activities and stories and to claim your summer reading prizes! We’ll be set up outside of the library on 7th Street NE between D Street NE and the alley.  Event line up: Get your face painted with cool designs Choose from options of balloon twisting designs Watch guest master storyteller Arianna Ross perform on the patio area 3-4 p.m. Make hero-themed crafts
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Movie Time: Into the Woods

The final installment of our summer "Grown Up Fairytales" film series, Into the Woods explores what happens after "happily ever after."
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Film Screening and Discussion

Screening and discussion of The Greatest Man in the World, from the American Short Story Collection as seen on PBS and adapted from the classic short story by James Thurber (1894-1961), sta
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Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There

Dr. Andrew K. Johnston, geographer from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, will explore the connection and social implications between time and navigation history in his new book, Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There.
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Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror. Come watch with us in Meeting Room 1 or Check it out here. Rated PG.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:692022/ada?qu=say+you%27re+one+of+them

Reading the World Book Club: Say You're One of Them

Please join the Reading the World Book Club to discuss Uwem Akpan's short story collection Say You're One of Them  depicting life in Nigeria, Benin and Ethiopia on Monday July 27 at 7pm.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:852450/ada?qu=butler%2C+maurice

Author Talk: Out From the Shadow

Dynamic author Maurice A. Butler speaks about the first African-American Secret Service Agent, Charles L. Gittens. If you think you know about the work of the United States Secret Service, please think again. Come to hear astounding details about this dedicated and courageous Secret Service Agent.